Income Tax Withholding Tracker: November 16 - November 20 November 20, 2020

Income tax withholding this week kept pace with the same week in 2019, and collections since late March are 3.5 percent above 2019.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: November 9 - November 13 November 13, 2020

Income tax withholding again ran ahead of last year's pace, and is up 3.6 percent from last year since late March.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: November 2 - November 6 November 6, 2020

Withholding this week was up 6 percent from the same week last year, pushing the cumulative gain since late March to 3.5 percent.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: October 26 - October 30 November 2, 2020

Income tax withholding kept pace with the same week in 2019, and collections since March are up 3.4 percent from 2019.


COVID-19 and the Labor Market: Which Workers Have Been Hardest Hit by the Pandemic? November 2, 2020

The California labor market collapsed in late March and early April due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In response to COVID-19, state and local officials took steps to limit the spread of the disease. The Governor issued a statewide stay-at-home order on March 19. Since that time, public health officials have issued various directives limiting daily activities. These efforts, as well as health concerns, depressed economic activity across the state. As a result, many employers cut jobs. In this post, we take a closer look at how the pandemic has affected different industries and different types of workers in California.


2nd Quarter 2020 Personal Income Report October 23, 2020

California personal income surged in the 2nd quarter due to transfer payments, but other income categories dropped sharply. 


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: October 19 - October 23 October 23, 2020

We examine whether economic effects of COVID-19 can be observed in weekly withholding data.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: October 12 - October 16 October 16, 2020

We examine whether economic effects of COVID-19 can be observed in weekly withholding data.


September 2020 Jobs Report October 16, 2020

California recovers 96,000 jobs in September, still 1.62 million below February level.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: October 5 - October 9 October 9, 2020

We examine whether economic effects of COVID-19 can be observed in weekly withholding data.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: September 28 - October 2 October 2, 2020

We examine whether economic effects of COVID-19 can be observed in weekly withholding data.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: September 21 - September 25 September 25, 2020

We examine whether economic effects of COVID-19 can be observed in weekly withholding data.


August 2020 Jobs Report September 18, 2020

California recovers 101,900 jobs in August, still down 1.73 million from February.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: September 14 - September 18 September 18, 2020

We examine whether economic effects of COVID-19 can be observed in weekly withholding data.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: September 7 - September 11 September 11, 2020

We examine whether economic effects of COVID-19 can be observed in weekly withholding data.